TY - CHAP A1 - Agnes Kilonzo-Nthenge A2 - Winnie Mukuna ED1 - Maria Teresa Mascellino Y1 - 2018-07-18 PY - 2018 T1 - Salmonella and Antimicrobial Resistance in Fresh Produce N2 - This book deals with the microorganism Salmonella. This bacterium is well known for a long time, being involved in systemic (typhus and paratyphus infections) and nonsystemic diseases such as food poisoning. Major and minor Salmonellae are widespread worldwide in developing countries and industrialized areas, respectively. In 2015, about 3576 Salmonella strains have been isolated from human infections in Italy. S. typhimurium and S. enteritidis are the most prevalent serotypes and represent 80% of cases of infections over the last 10 years. The antibiotic susceptibility decrease over the last decades is a big issue in the management of this bacterium, once considered easy to treat. The use of antibiotic combinations in order to overcome the microorganism resistance should be hoped. BT - Salmonella SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.72894 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.72894 SN - 978-1-78923-445-9 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-11-30 ER -